Six of the best reasons to work in recruitment

If you want to work in a vibrant, fast-moving industry with great progression, recruitment is well worth considering. Just Recruitment director Emma Kershaw explains why.

The recruitment industry is all about spotting and nurturing talent. Consultants at companies like Just Recruitment Group Ltd pride themselves on helping candidates identify the right vacancy for their skills, and giving them every chance to succeed in their chosen career.

One of the reasons we’re effective in this is the wealth of opportunity that exists in our own industry. I may be biased, but I think it’s one of the most exciting and interesting business sectors to work in. And to prove my point, here’s a list of six great reasons to join it.

1 Constant stimulation

If you thrive on pressure, you’ll love recruitment. Thanks to the speedy turnaround of candidates, and the challenging targets we’re given to fill vacancies, recruitment consultants are on the go from dawn until dusk. You won’t have time to sit around getting bored. Whether it’s interviewing a prospective candidate, negotiating with an employer, surfing the net for potential contacts or spotting the next big recruitment trend, there is always something to keep your brain occupied.

2 Fantastic rewards

Want to earn more than £100,000 within a few years of starting your career? There aren’t many occupations that give you that opportunity, but working as a recruitment consultant does. Ours is an incentives-driven business, where success is rewarded – and often handsomely. Alongside a basic salary, you’ll get a share of the income you generate for your employer, and there is every opportunity of scoring a bonus if you exceed expectations.

3 A major industry for UK PLC

In an era of economic uncertainty, it is satisfying to know that you’re making a tangible difference to the health – and wealth – of the nation. According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the recruitment industry was worth £35.1 billion last year. What is more, almost 10,000 recruitment consultancies in the UK have a turnover exceeding £250,000. Join one of them, and you’ll be working for a big company, with an important role to play in the national economic landscape. 

4 Open to all

For most recruitment companies, where you’ve come from doesn’t matter. It’s where you’re going that counts. So whether you’ve a barrel-load of qualifications or just a handful of GCSEs, if you’ve got the skills we need, you’ll stand a good chance of succeeding. Ultimately, we need people who are great at selling, have fantastic interpersonal skills and are top negotiators. Some of this can be taught, but a lot of it is instinctive – which means we’re open to all sorts of people when it comes to employing the very best.

5 Great progression opportunities

As well as the almost uncapped earning potential, recruitment offers clear progression paths for those with ambition. The industry offers formal development routes such as apprenticeships, management trainee schemes and opportunities to take on senior appointments. And because it’s very much a meritocracy, if you put in the effort and deliver results, there’s every chance you’ll get precisely where you want to be.

6 A varied portfolio

It’s a cliché to say it, but no two people are the same – and neither are businesses. Which means, if your working day is spent negotiating with employers and employees, you’ll never be short of variety. One of the core skills of a recruitment consultant is listening, attentively, to what you’re told. That’s how you match candidates with opportunities, because you understand the needs of employers and the capabilities of employees. If you like the idea of mastering a diverse range of briefs, understanding the intricacies of a number of different businesses, and dealing with all sorts of people, this is the industry to work in. Join it, and you will wonder why anyone chooses to do anything else for a living. 

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If you are interested with having a career in recruitment send us your CV with covering letter to – jobs@justrecruitment.co.uk

If you liked this article you may like to read – My Journey: From Hiring Manager to Recruitment Consultant

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